Tuesday, April 29, 2014

One Two Buckle My Shoe

Each month at school, Becca's class learns a nursery rhyme.  Usually I hear her say it once or twice, but this month she has been saying it every day.  The first time I heard her, it started like this:

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, open the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them down

Cracked us up - makes sense, but not close to a rhyme.  :)

After some more practice, though, here she is:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Through the years

Posting pictures this week got me thinking that we have had Easter pictures taken each year, so I went back for a trip down memory lane.










Oh, my - where has the time gone.  They look so grown up this year!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter 2

Easter morning I picked out some nice and fairly coordinating clothes for the kids to wear for their Easter pictures.  Becca was thrilled about putting on a new dress.  The boys whined and complained about shirts they don't like.  (Notice it's just a polo shirt - no vests, no kaki pants, no fancy shoes - I don't think I'm asking too much really.)

After they were dressed, though, they had a fun time posing for pictures.

After church we came home, ate lunch, and then the kids were all sent out to play (after a change of clothes you will notice).  By the way it was almost 70 degrees here on Sunday - fabulous!  When they came in we did an egg hunt.

This year we mixed up a bunch of different eggs.  We had the 12 resurrection eggs to tell the Easter story about Jesus.  Then we had some mini chocolate eggs.  And then we had some plastic eggs that were fill with either candy or pieces of a new lego set.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter 1

Last weekend we got together with cousins and decorated eggs.

While I still do this project each year with my kids, I always wonder later if it is worth it.  :)  It takes quite a long time to set up.  Then the kids go crazy for a couple of minutes.  Then it takes me forever to clean up.  And then I end up eating a dozen hard boiled eggs because the dutch in me balks at throwing them away.

But this year with cousins it was a lot of fun, and I'm sure next year I will get it all together to dye eggs again, because what is Easter without this fun activity?!